Francesca Refsum Jensenius
Francesca Jensenius specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on India. In her dissertation work she is exploring the effects of electoral quotas for the Scheduled Castes (former untouchables) in India. In other papers she looks at electoral outcomes across India, variation in state capacity, how political choices affect development patterns, and issues of representation.
- Jensenius, Francesca Refsum
(2012). Political Quotas in India: Perceptions of Political Representation,
Asian Survey, vol. 52, no 2..University of California Press.p. 373-394.India has had political quotas for Scheduled Castes (SCs) since 1950. Using a 2004 National Election Study, this paper fins that neither SCs nor non-SCs feel that their vote is more or less efficacious living in SC constituencies. [url]
- Jensenius, Francesca Refsum , Chhibber, Pradeep , Suryanarayan, Pavithra (2012). Party organization and party proliferation in India, url]